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SIX MONTHS LATER Micron after Appleton’s death NOISE 24
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THE BOURNE LEGACY Franchise reboot leaves a stain on the screen
“This is more than evolution. It’s revolution.”
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NOTE BLUE AND RED ALL OVER Longtime Bill Cope readers will no doubt recognize Red right off the bat in this week’s Cope column. The character with a funny way of saying just about every word in the English language chases his own tail in opining on gay marriage in reference to fast-food chain Chick-ﬁl-A’s recent media attention. Red is over the top, intentionally so, and at times, it’s difﬁcult to imagine anyone—even in the smallest and most conservative of Idaho’s towns—being so nonsensical, not just in speech but in logic, as well. However, a piece published at boiseweekly.com over the weekend from international news wire GlobalPost makes me think twice. GlobalPost reporter Jean MacKenzie is traveling Highway 12, chatting up voters in rural America, and recently stopped in Deary, Harvard and Kendrick—the collective population of which doesn’t even hit 1,000. In Deary, MacKenzie ﬁnds two locals bending an elbow, one of whom offered this statement about the election: “We got to change rulers in this country,” said Bill. “Ain’t nothin’ gettin’ done this way.” His friend followed up with the sort of comment that incenses Idahoans left of center saying: “Yup. The whole state feels that way.” Cope could have written dialogue just like that for Red without it seeming even a hair out of character. MacKenzie’s story, which you can read by navigating to the News section at boiseweekly.com, is titled, “What’s the Matter With Idaho?” and the story’s subhead proffers a hypothesis: Idaho is a blue collar state that’s politically red. If you’re a diehard print reader, you may occasionally see GlobalPost material reprinted in these pages, but online you’ll ﬁnd new GlobalPost material almost daily, including extensive coverage of the Olympic games, updates on the Syrian conﬂict, and what’s being called by some the new normal in the global food crisis. The ﬁnal word this week? Best of Boise, of course. Voting is still happening at boiseweekly.com. Now, put down the paper and scan this QR code to go directly to the online ballot. —Rachael Daigle
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THE FAT IS BACK Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing’s annual ballyhoo of bikes and beer, returns to Ann Morrison Park Saturday, Aug. 18. Deets on Cobweb.
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MAIL BOOT BLUE CROSS After reading the article about Danni Gilbert’s ﬁght with Blue Cross (BW, News, “Cancer Patient Fights Insurance Company for Care Coverage,” July, 18, 2012), I had tears in my eyes. Very rare, for me. I am now sitting here a couple weeks later with the latest edition of BW open in front of me staring at a half-page ad for Blue Cross, encouraging students to “Waive that S.H.I.P. goodbye.” I understand you have bills to pay but after the Danni Gilbert article, I’d prefer to not have anything Blue Crossrelated shoved down my throat. Maybe you could take the money generated from Blue Cross’ advertising and contribute it back to the Gilberts. You don’t need their blood money that bad anyway. —John Mitchell, Boise
GIVE THE GOOD GUNS The Aug. 1 issue of your paper contained a comic (This Modern World) that featured one character challenging a conservative character to name one single instance where a gun wielding good citizen prevented a massacre. In the comic, the gun rights advocate was stymied and unable to respond. The truth is that it has happened a couple of times. And other incidents have involved a massshooting in public that ended prematurely, with a lower casualty count, thanks to armed citizens. These incidents do not get the press they deserve, because the liberal-leaning media hates to perpetuate what they see as a myth that good law abiding citizens can use guns to stop violent crimes in progress. And of course, if a massacre is prevented, and no innocents are killed, this is hardly news. Local news outlets would simply report that one person killed another and no charges have been ﬁled yet because it appears to be justiﬁed. The problem with guns in civilian hands is not that WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
there are too many guns, but that too many bad guys (lunatics and criminals) have them, and too few good people have them and keep them handy and ready to use. If we had more than 4 percent of the adult population with gun carry permits, and if most permit holders actually packed their guns daily, and if the law didn’t specify so many “gun free zones,” which are, in fact, victim disarmament zones where massmurderers can ﬁnd helpless prey, then the armed good guys would so thoroughly outnumber the few bad guys that we would be, in fact, safer. Anybody who tried a violent crime would forfeit their life, or end up pushing their wheelchair down the prison’s cold tile ﬂoor, thanks to armed citizens. —Kurt Martin, Atlanta, Ga.
ON CLIMATE CHANGE It is unlikely that global warming will cause increased extreme weather (BW, Citydesk,“Rocket Scientist: Climate Change Worse Than First Thought,” Aug. 5, 2012). If the world warms due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures at high latitudes are forecast to rise most, reducing the difference between arctic and tropical temperatures. Since this differential drives weather, we should see weaker mid-latitude cyclones and less extremes in weather. It is also a mistake to blame human activities for current weather extremes. The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change report (see nipccreport.com) released on Aug. 29, 2011, concluded “the data reveal there have not been any signiﬁcant warming-induced increases in extreme weather events.” The report showed that this was the case whether the phenomenon being studied was precipitation, ﬂoods, drought, storms, hurricanes, ﬁre or other weather related events. NIPCC author, Dr. Madhav
Khandekar, demonstrated that extreme weather events are now occurring with about the same frequency as they did during 1945-1977 cooling period. Instead of vainly trying to stop extreme weather from happening, we need to harden our societies to these inevitable events by burying electrical cables underground, reinforcing buildings and other infrastructure, and ensuring reliable energy sources so that we have the power to heat and cool our dwellings as needed. —Tom Harris, executive director, International Climate Science Coalition Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Dr. Richard Muller has long been one of the go-to guys for conservative politicians and media ﬁgures who wanted scientiﬁc credibility for messages of climate change denial (BW, Citydesk, “Climate Change Skeptic Makes ‘Total Turnaround,’” July 30, 2012). Along with a few other professional climate science contrarians, Muller publicly doubted the overwhelming consensus on the human origins of the greenhouse effect. “Was,” not “is.” With the release of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project’s conclusions this week, Muller is now ﬁrmly aligned with the rest of the climatology community in accepting the reality and the dangers of anthropogenic climate change. At least, he’s caught up with the conclusions of climate science from the late 1990s, which is a step in the right direction. Muller’s results, important though they are, won’t convince anyone who isn’t convinced already. If his experience is similar to that of other climatologists, he’s going to receive hate mail and death threats from the same people who, a few months ago, were lionizing him as a scientist of great integrity and a courageous voice of dissent. —Warren Senders, Medford, Mass.
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CHICK*N SH*T Red gets him some of that Southern-fried thinking “Red! You’re back. What’s in the sack?” “Cope, this here’s the best chicken dinner I ever expect to cram in my pie-hole. I jus’ thought I’d swing by and see if you wanted a chunk. You like strips or nuggets? I got both.” “It’s Chick-ﬁl-A, isn’t it?” “Yup.” “And you thought you’d come over here and rub it in my face, right?” “Yup.” “Red, I trust that one day, it will dawn on you how insigniﬁcant such empty gestures and meaningless pissy-ﬁts really are in the grand scheme of cultural history and human development.” “Whatchew mean, ‘empty gushers’ and ‘meaningless pissy-ﬁzz?’ Hows can you call it insufﬁshingant that I and ol’ Mike Huckabee and ol’ Sarah Palin got the courage to stand with a fried-chicken joint, shoulder t’ shoulder, against the homersexule agender? Hows can you say that billions an’ billions of good Chrishun men and women and lil’ boys an’ girls are speakin’ out with their lunch money, shoutin’ loud an’ clear ‘no way Jose’ to them homersexules who refuse to stop wanting to get hitched t’ one another? I’m tellin’ ya’, Cope, God’s awatchin’! An’ if this U.S. of A. expects to survive His a’mighty madness over how them abominators won’t stay in the closet what he put ’em in in the beginning, we need to start listenin’ up to our franchise rest’raunt founders when they tell us they don’t like certain things what’s going on. You’d better be thinking ’bout this, Cope, acause if Jesus came back to this Eart’ today, he’d be making breakfast, lunch and dinner outta this tasty fried-up chicken meat!” “So why do you s’pose Jesus would object to gays getting married, Red? I mean, really. And I don’t mean that stuff about Sodom and Gomorrah and Leviticus says this or Corinthians says that. Those are the just the symptoms of God’s wrath, wouldn’t you say? ... all that stoning to death and hellﬁre raining down, blah blah blah. Let’s pretend for the sake of this dumbass conversation you and I are having that any of that stuff really happened, OK? But those stories and Biblical threats only show how angry God is at gays. What do you suppose gays did that has him so pissed off at them over all the other sinners? You know … the run-of-themill fornicators and adulterers, the smokers and drinkers, the covetors and gluttons, the envious and the slothful, the vain and the proud and the Wall Street investment bankers. Out of all that, why does He pick out gays speciﬁcally to punish with his most dreadful vengeance?” “Why, ain’t that obvious? What’s wrong with you, Cope? Cain’t you see what’s right there in front o’ ya?” “I guess not, Red. I just don’t get why gays
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have earned the lowest level of hell from this God of yours and the highest level of scorn from good Crishuns like you.” “Acause they ain’t havin’ kids. What’s so gull durn hard about that to get? They can try an’ try an’ try. Theys can do all that stuff they do to one another what I don’t want t’ talk about out loud, but you know what I’m talkin’ about … and there won’t be one lil’ chil’ren come out of it. Not a one. And that’s what God put us here for, Cope. Ever’body knows that. We’re here to make lil’ children. That’s why a marriage ain’t a marriage unless it’s ’twixt a man an’ a woman. God made Adam an’ Eve ... not Adam an’ Larry, ain’t you heard that? An he did it that way so’s Ol’ Adam and Eve could go to making lil’ chil’ren as soon as they ﬁgured out what all them dangly doodads hanging off their bodies were for. Ya’ know, that’s why God made ’em naked instead of putting ’em in bib overalls or panty hose ... so’s they could ﬁgure it out quicker. That’s what gettin’ hitched is all ’bout, Cope, you idjut. Making lil’ chil’ren. What else would anyone do it for?” “Having kids … that’s what it’s all about?” “That’s right … ﬁlling up the Eart’ with more and more of us. That’s what it’s all ’bout. God don’t mind us doing some snowmobiling or bowling or some catﬁsh noodlin’ along the way. That’s acause God knows we can’t spend ever’ minute an’ ever’ day chuckin’ out lil’ chil’ren. He made us good but not that good. But when it’s all said an’ done, it’s our main job afore we die an’ go to Heav’n … to turn out our own replacements so there’s never a shortage o’ folks to sing Hosannas to the Lord a’mighty what put us here. An’ if you cain’t do that, you shouldn’t be allowed to get y’rself married. An’ me an’ this here chicken dinner mean t’ keep it that way.” “Then maybe you shouldn’t be wasting your time standing shoulder to shoulder with fried chicken, Red. It’s unlikely gays will be ﬂocking to Idaho to get married any time soon, so maybe you should be making your statement at these local retirement communities and nursing homes. Maybe you should be protesting the marriages of these old geezers, don’t you think? Like that couple who tied the knot last week.” “What you talkin’ ’bout?” “Yeah, it was in the other paper, about how a 92-year-old man married a 91-year-old woman. God knows what they’re going to do with their dangly doodads, but I can guarantee their chances of making any little children aren’t any better than Adam and Larry’s.” “But they prob’ly love one another, don’t you suppose, Cope? That’s what it’s all about, ain’t it? The love?” “You said it, Red. Not me.” WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Mitt Romney had a barnburner of a weekend in Israel. The GOP nominee apparent shared his combination of economic and anthropological wisdom, attributing the fact that Israel’s GDP and average income is many times higher than those of the Palestinian Occupied Territories to Israelis’ superior “culture.” As if spewing one of the most overtly racist lines in recent presidential campaign history wasn’t enough, eschewing “containment,” Romney also endorsed a preemptive Israeli military strike against Iran in order to prevent the latter’s nuclear program—Israel’s own, illegal nuclear weapons stockpile is OK since it’s a U.S. ally—from moving forward. “We have a solemn duty and a moral imperative to deny Iran’s leaders the means to follow through on their malevolent intentions,” Romney said, stating that “no option should be excluded.” Though Romney slightly walked back his campaign’s sabre rattling, the message was clear. If he is elected, Israel will receive a blank check to begin a war against Iran, one of the most well equipped military powers in the Middle East—a conﬂagration in which the United States could easily wind up getting dragged into. (In a subsequent interview, he reiterated that “we have all options on the table. Those include military options.”) Warmongering has gone mainstream. Year after year, on one foreign crisis after another, American presidents repeatedly state some variation on the theme that war is always an option. But “keeping the military option on the table” is a violation of international law. The United States is an original signatory of the United Nations Charter, which has had the
full force of U.S. law since it was ratiﬁed by the Senate in 1945. Article 51 allows military force only in self-defense, in response to an “armed attack.” As Yale law and political science professor Bruce Ackerman wrote in The Los Angeles Times in March, international law generally allows preemptive strikes only in the case of “imminent threat.” In 1842, Secretary of State Daniel Webster wrote what remains the standard deﬁnition of “imminent,” which is that the threat must be “instant, overwhelming, leaving no choice of means and no moment for deliberation.” The enemy’s troops have massed on your border. Iran’s nuclear program doesn’t come close to this deﬁnition, even from Israel’s standpoint. Bruce Fein, deputy attorney general under Reagan, told Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting’s Extra! Magazine: “It is nothing short of bizarre to claim, as the Obama administration is doing, that the mere capability to make a bomb is justiﬁcation for a preemptive attack. That’s a recipe for perpetual war. Almost any country could have the capability to make a bomb. They are torturing the word ‘imminent’ to the point that it has no meaning.” By endorsing an Israeli attack against Iran at a time when there is no proof that Iran has nuclear weapons or will use them if it does, Romney is going farther than President Barack Obama, who has engaged in back-channel diplomacy. Aggressive war hasn’t been good for America’s international image, the environment, our economy or the millions who have died, mostly for causes that are now forgotten or regretted. But unless we draw the line against reckless, irresponsible rhetoric like Romney’s, it will go on forever.
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ANDREW CRISP The City of Caldwell wasted no time in trying to distance itself from a controversial billboard—a sign ofﬁcials said stunts the city’s growth. The prominent sign, spotted by thousands of daily commuters speeding by on I-84, received national attention when it compared President Barack Obama to James Holmes, the accused gunman in the July 24 shooting Maurice Clements, president of the board of the Ralph Smeed Foundation, manages the controversial at the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight billboard on Franklin Road near Interstate 84. Rises in Aurora, Colo., which left more than a dozen dead and many more wounded. The Caldwell billboard, owned by the Ralph Smeed Foundation, showed a picture of taxes were responsible for stopping businesses been very forthcoming about who those members are.” from coming to Caldwell, not his sign. Holmes alongside a quote: “Kills 12 in movie Oates said that the political message “They gotta prove that,” said Clements. theater with assault riﬂe, everyone freaks disagreeing with Obama’s foreign policy was “And they can’t prove that. There’s probably out.” Next to it was a photo of Obama, with more businessmen that like the sign than those consistent with the party’s beliefs but the comthe quote: “Kills thousands with his foreign parison to the suspect in the Aurora shootings that don’t.” policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize.” went too far. Clements guessed he had received more “Of the 25 years that I’ve lived in Caldwell, “Even if the juxtaposition makes good than 1,000 phone calls and emails about the I’ve seen two positive messages on that sign,” sense—and I’m not sure that it does—it’s rebillboard, many asking him to take down the said Teri Ottens. Ottens was an assistant to former Caldwell image, something he said never happened with ally in poor taste, being so soon on the heels of that tragedy,” said Oates. Mayor Jim Dakan in the 1990s and a member any previous message. He said he had also seen the image on “There were some people who contacted of a steering committee for a 1991 study conducted by the city’s Rural Urban Development me who said they thought it was inappropriate Facebook but forgot about it. That is until he that we would try to use that tragedy in Colo- saw it on the Smeed billboard and began to Action Team. That study dedicated an entire receive calls that he was somehow involved in page of its 31-page report to what it called the rado for political purposes,” said Clements. its message. The billboard rotates several political city’s “negative self-image.” “It’s a very difﬁcult thing for the people messages weekly, decided by a four-member “Because of [the billboard’s] location, it that are real Libertarians,” said Oates. seemed like it was city-endorsed,” said Ottens. board. Clements declined to name the Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas also other three panel In 1991, a asked that the message be removed, saying that members. team from the while the billboard was protected by the U.S. “The billAmerican Instiboard is an inte- Constitution’s First Amendment, the image tute of Archi“crosses over every moral value that I possess.” gral part of the tects was asked “[Nancolas] called me and asked me to message of our to consider how take the sign down,” said Clements. The imfoundation,” Caldwell could age went away on Aug. 2. he said. “And enhance its Travis Manning, Democratic candidate for that message future. AccordIdaho House Seat 10A, the district in which is to promote ing to Ottens, the billboard is located, said the Smeed Founthe concepts the controversial dation put Caldwell on the map for “all the of liberty and sign was identiwrong reasons.” freedom.” ﬁed as a major “I think people are frustrated as well that Before problem for the the Republican Party ofﬁcials here in town Smeed, perhaps city. The electronic billboard, with content chosen by the Ralph have not denounced that billboard and try Idaho’s best “They sat us Smeed Foundation, regularly rotates political messages. to stop the negative press,” said Manning. known liberdown and said, “They’re just taking their lumps and hoping tarian, died in ‘You’ve got a that it goes away.” 2010, the Idaho Libertarian Party attempted serious problem, and the problem is that sign At his ofﬁce at a real estate agency in to distance itself from his billboard. out at the intersection of your community.’” Nampa, Clements gestured to a death threat “We want to make clear that the Smeed said Ottens “They said it was ‘the most detrihe had received via email. Foundation does not consult with us by any mental thing you have to bringing businesses “I’m sure that this came from an Obama stretch,” said Rob Oates, chair of the Libertarto downtown.’” supporter,” said Clements. “I think that they ian Party of Idaho. “As far as we know, the Maurice Clements, chairman of the Ralph are just deathly afraid that anything like this members of the Smeed Foundation board are Smeed Memorial Foundation, told Boise might hurt his chances for re-election.” not members of our party. But they haven’t Weekly that in his estimation, high property PATRI CK SWE ENE Y
Few outside of Micron know how employees at the Boise-based company marked the six-month anniversary of the death of Steve Appleton. Company ofﬁcials weren’t talking, at least publicly, about the tragedy. But Appleton’s memory lingers long after Feb. 3, when the CEO went out for a plane ride and didn’t come back. The sudden death of Appleton, CEO since 1994, left the company in some uncertainty. Trading was halted on Micron stock minutes before the news of his death was announced. Shares were frozen at $7.95. Six months later, on Aug. 3, Micron stock was selling for as low as $6.09. On June 20, the company announced that it had lost a net of $320 million in its third quarter, following a net loss of $282 million in its second quarter. However, on July 1, Micron announced that it was poised to take over Japanese rival Elpida Memory for $750 million, in a move that would expand Micron’s portfolio deeper into the world of dynamic random access memory. In addition to the $750 million cash (approximately 60 billion yen), Micron would pay 140 billion yen in upcoming annual installments to cover Elpida’s debt. All in, the deal is close to $2.5 billion. “We are creating the industry leading pure play memory company,” said Micron CEO Mark Durcan. “[The] transactions will help strengthen the combined companies’ market position in the memory industry through increased research and development and manufacturing scale.” Perhaps Appleton’s lasting effect on Boise is greatest at his alma mater, Boise State. The Micron Foundation, founded by Appleton in 1999, announced in May that it would donate $300,000 to help start a program at Boise State to assist the next generation of teachers. “The new program, called IDoTeach, is designed to meet a desperate need for Idaho science and math teachers,” read a company statement. According to the release, the program “is designed to attract a largely untapped pool of talented college students” majoring in science, technology, engineering and math subjects into secondary education careers. Appleton will also be remembered at the new Boise State Micron Business and Economics Building, which includes a courtyard named after the late CEO. “We will never forget Steve’s contributions to the company and the semiconductor industry at large, and of course, the great work he began to improve education and our communities,” said Dee Mooney, executive director of the Micron Foundation.
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KELLEN MOORE Former Boise State star starts over in the NFL GEORGE PRENTICE
What’s your training camp schedule like? I get up at 6:15 a.m. We start meetings at 7:30. Practice gets going from 9:30-12. After lunch, there’s more meetings, weight lifting, walk-throughs in the afternoon, and a couple of more meetings after dinner. We’re usually done about 8:30.
It’s a different way of getting into an opportunity. Honestly, at this point it really doesn’t matter. The number-two quarterback here, Shaun Hill, came in undrafted and he’s currently in his 11th year in the NFL. There are different ways of making a career and my goal is to be one of those success stories.
The Lions’ ﬁrst preseason game is Friday, Aug. 10, against the Cleveland Browns. Will you be taking some snaps in that game? We’ll wait and see. I think [all of the quarterback candidates] will have the opportunity.
I’ve heard it said that NFL training camp is like learning a new language. Exactly.
What did you know about the Lions before you went to Detroit? Like everyone, I watch the NFL and followed the Lions’ progression and how they made the playoffs last year. I certainly followed [former Boise State teammate] Titus Young after he came to Detroit. Speaking of Young, have you been throwing to him yet? I throw a couple to him now and then but not much. He’s on the ﬁrst-team offense. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being an undrafted free agent?
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Is there such a thing as a team playbook anymore or is it digital? For the most part, it’s on your iPad now. I think, more than anything, that’s to protect their information. The playbook takes some getting used to, all the verbiage. But the more you’re around it and the more you practice, the more comfortable you become. How overwhelming is it to start from scratch? It’s not too bad. Football is football. There are only so many plays, so many schemes or styles. You revert back to some of your college days and connect to plays that were similar. Then you revise it by understanding the new verbiage that is taught here.
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Kellen Moore, like so many other Americans, is trying to get a job. He has to be at the top of his game, literally. Along with a few thousand other young men, Moore is attempting to secure a rare spot in the National Football League. He’s sweating it out this summer in Allen Park, Mich., home of the summer training camp for the Detroit Lions, hoping to nab a third- or even second-string quarterback slot with the NFC North squad. Moore, 23, is starting over to a large degree. He’s trying to prove himself on the heels of becoming the most successful quarterback in NCAA Division I history, ﬁnishing his career at Boise State with a 50-3 record. “I stay in touch with everyone at Boise State,” said Moore, but conceded that he doesn’t have much time for squeezing small talk into a 13-hour workday. You recently turned 23. How did you celebrate your birthday? In Hawaii, on Maui with my wife. Some of the Detroit media has been writing some nice things about your time in training camp. Do you read or listen to media accounts of your progress? Not really. We’re here for such a long time each day. I get back to my hotel, call my wife, call my parents, watch a little Olympics and go to sleep. On a scale of one to 10, what’s your conﬁdence level right now? It gets better each day. The ﬁrst time you run a certain play, you’re a bit tentative. Then you get comfortable and your timing gets better and your conﬁdence builds. But take a guess, between one and 10. I don’t know. Let’s say seven. The Lions’ ﬁnal preseason game is Thursday, Aug. 30, one day before Boise State plays at Michigan State. There’s a pretty good chance that quite a few Boise fans will be in town for your game. Absolutely. After our game, Titus and I may jet up to Lansing, Mich., to watch the Broncos. That could be a lot of fun.
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T H E G A ME S P E O P LE P LAY H AVE LASTI N G E F F E C T S O N O U R C U LTU R E AN D EC O N O M Y They’re jocks at heart. Bruised and sometimes battered on ﬁelds of play, their personal and professional paths have been carved out between the goal lines. In fact, they would be the ﬁrst to say that sports helped deﬁne their destinies. “I’m the daughter of a sports coach. I was in gymnastics until I grew too tall, so I played basketball, ran track and swam. Come to think of it, sports is really the main reason I got involved in politics,” said Meridian Mayor Tammy DeWeerd. “I wanted my community to have more playing ﬁelds.” “I grew up on Boise’s sports ﬁelds,” said Boise Mayor Dave Bieter. “Whatever the season, there I was playing sports.” Dreaming of being a Green Bay Packer like his idol, Idaho native Jerry Kramer, Bieter waxes poetic to “being a pretty decent football player” when he would suit up for the Bishop Kelly High School Knights. But his gridiron days are long gone. In fact, the life of Boise’s fullback in chief changed forever when he hit the turf for good in an intramural football game during his law school days at the University of Idaho. “I was 25 years old and …” Bieter thought for a moment. “I could have died. I could have lost my leg.”
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Anyone paying even remote attention for “I severed the artery that ran behind the knee. I was rushed into emergency surgery and the past two years has heard the constant drumbeat from the Hawks: They want out woke up six hours later,” he said. “When I of Memorial Stadium. At the very least, they came to, they told me I could keep the leg.” want a new facility to replace their Garden Just before Christmas 2009, Bieter underCity home. Their druthers would include a went total knee replacement surgery to treat new home, preferably in Boise or Meridian. his long-standing problem traced to the 1985 “We know [a new stadium] would be injury. All these years later, Bieter still winces pretty good for downtown Boise, pretty good with sense-memory, recalling something that for Meridian, pretty good for right here,” occurred 27 years ago. said Rahr waving his arm across Memorial Bieter still loves the Packers, and when it Stadium, built in 1989 for $2.3 million. comes to baseball, it’s the Minnesota Twins. Rahr admits that the original designers of “I once bet the Twins would win the World the ballpark didn’t necessarily have fans’ best Series. Now, here’s how big a deal it was: The Twins were in last place when I made that bet, interests at heart. “Our ﬁrst baseline has a reputation for but that’s how big a fan I was. I was given being incredibly hot. You’re staring at the sun. 60-1 odds,” said Bieter. “The Twins won the Those seats are not desirable,” said Rahr. next 16 games and won the series. I made Traditionally, ﬁrst-base seats are the best in $300. That was a long time ago.” But Bieter makes his political wagers with a any other ballpark. “We added some club seats, but we don’t bit more caution these days, especially when it have skyboxes,” he added. “We don’t have a comes to baseball—the stakes are higher. video scoreboard. And we have some ADA While Boise Hawks franchise management components we have to deal with.” tells anyone who will listen that the team is Rahr was referring to the Americans with overdue for a new facility, conversations with Boise and Meridian ofﬁcials have been cordial Disabilities Act, enacted one year after the stadium was built, requiring full access to those but unproductive. Both Bieter and DeWeerd with disabilities when visiting public locales. are more than willing to facilitate conversaRahr describes the Hawks’ tions regarding the possibility of a professional relationship with its new multi-sport stadium, but parent organization, the Chithe most important question cago Cubs, as a “marriage remains unanswered: Who “THE HAWKS ARE of convenience.” has the money? “They need a place “The Hawks are TRYING TO KEEP THEIR to house their minor trying to keep their league team, and we options open,” said need a team to play DeWeerd. “I’ve sat here,” he said. down with them and But it’s a marriage some of our developers OPEN” that is on the rocks. who would like to see “I believe that in my something happen. It’s -TAMMY DEWEERD heart of hearts, the Cubs a business decision, not will leave at the end of the necessarily a government season,” said Rahr. decision.” The Hawks’ season wraps If Bieter were as rich as, say, Saturday, Sept. 1. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “The Cubs need and want their minor a new stadium would be a no-brainer. league teams to be in the best facilities in the “If I had the money, I would build the stacountry, and I don’t think you can say we’re dium myself,” he said. “That’s how strongly one of those,” he said. I feel about it and how much I love sports. When BW asked if he had mixed emotions But it’s prudent for a mayor to go about this about divorcing from one of the best known in a way that veriﬁes the wisdom of such a franchises in professional sports, Rahr was decision.” more blunt. “Mixed feelings? I don’t even know if they’re mixed. It’s sad, in my estimation,” he EXTRA INNINGS said. “Why would we want to let them leave? “We’ve talked to Boise. We’ve talked to I honestly don’t have mixed emotions. I have Meridian. We’ve even talked to Nampa. one emotion: sadness.” Plus, we’ve talked with Garden City and Ada But the looming possibility of losing the County about renovating this place,” said Cubs or, worse yet, losing Boise’s minor-league Todd Rahr, president and general manager of franchise to another city didn’t leave the Better the Boise Hawks.
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Boise Coalition sobbing in its Cracker Jacks. It served as its motivation.
THEY WANNA PLAY BALL The BBC, a coalition of Boise business, civic and community leaders, want a new multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex. It goes to painstaking efforts not to call the dream facility “a baseball stadium.” Sure, it would host as many as 30-35 baseball games a year, but BBC ofﬁcials say they gain greater support by touting a new facility as a location for high school football, minor league soccer, concerts and even an outdoor skating rink. “Think of this as your Rockefeller Center in Boise,” said Rahr during a Feb. 15 community pitch. As for a location, the coalition recommended to Boise ofﬁcials that an ideal site would either be a parcel of property at 27th Street and Fairview Avenue, currently owned by St. Luke’s Hospital, or another parcel on 30th Street, owned by the city, which used to be the location of Roundtree Chevrolet. Can a new stadium, or lack thereof, inﬂuence whether a baseball team stays or leaves town? More than a few interested parties took note when Hillboro, Ore., announced on June 19 that it will steal the Yakima Bears away from its Washington home once Hillsboro cuts the ribbon on its new $15-million baseball stadium, funded through city backed bonds. Yakima is a member of the Northwest League, which includes the Boise Hawks. Bieter, a three-term mayor with an astute ability to test the waters of public opinion, said his constituents tell him “all the time that they would love to see a new sports facility.” “The bulk of them want to see a stadium— at least those who feel strong enough to talk to me about it,” said Bieter. “I recently met with a group from Boise Young Professionals and asked them about this very issue. They were very receptive. And I must tell you, I didn’t think their support was a foregone conclusion. If there’s any likelihood that something like a stadium could happen, young professionals are the ones who are going to need to support it.” But Bieter added that a post-recession Boise, which has weathered the economy better than most municipalities, would still be hard-pressed to pay for such a venture. “For us to do the heavy lifting is very unlikely,” said Bieter. “Even if we had the authority, it would probably involve a two-thirds majority vote. Or we would have to ﬁnd the money in the city’s general funds, and I just don’t see that happening.” Bieter said any strategy sessions surrounding a proposed stadium are at the “unsexy stage” of crunching numbers. “Let’s get to the dollars and cents of all of this. That’s the phase we’re in now,” said Bieter. “But I want to be clear. The city’s discussions have been limited to a potential site for the stadium. Our participation beyond that is unlikely. I think this project is going to need some philanthropy and we just haven’t gotten there yet.” Securing deep pocketed philanthropists or strong community support for a new stadium is more often a science rather than an art. In fact, Boise Weekly learned that a team of Boise State researchers is working behind the scenes to craft different stadium scenarios to grab greater attention. WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
BY THE NUMBERS “Quite often, we’re asked to perform economic studies to conﬁrm the beneﬁts of keeping or growing a sports team. But we just can’t do that,” said Don Holley, Boise State economics professor. “Deep down in their hearts, sports team owners or those who support a new stadium would like us to do a cost-beneﬁt analysis that proves that a team or a stadium is a big plus to a community and that the beneﬁts more than cover any costs. I know what they would like us to say, but we just can’t do that.” Though he couldn’t share too many details, Holley conﬁrmed that a new analysis, commissioned from Boise State economists, would involve a possible new home for the Boise Hawks. “We’re going to study something we call
‘collective decision-making.’ There’s some people over in the engineering computer science department that will assist us on the project,” said Holley. “We’ve been asked to consider the baseball team and different locations of a possible new stadium. And we’re going to create different models to gauge how the public reacts to each one.” Collective decisions usually gain greater support when a project is tailored to a community’s desire. But Holley also said that when he and his colleagues at Boise State’s College of Business and Economics crunch the numbers, they leave the anecdotes to others. “When a mayor brags about how important baseball, basketball or hockey is to the city, it’s very, very subjective, and we can’t measure that,” said Holley. “But we can tell
them how important an actual sports operation is to the economy. That’s measurable.” As an example, Holley was the lead researcher on the 2011 analysis of Boise’s CenturyLink Arena, showing that the facility and its sports franchises pump about $7.7 million into the local economy each year. According to the study, CenturyLink’s three operations— the arena, Idaho Steelheads hockey team and Idaho Stampede basketball team—account for the equivalent of 50 full-time jobs. “But indirectly, you include some of the jobs at Boise hotels and restaurants and certainly some sales tax revenue,” said Holley. Bieter, who grew up playing baseball and football, said when the Steelheads came to town, he couldn’t immediately relate to ice hockey. “We didn’t have much hockey when I
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“Some really love it but, yeah, there are was a kid,” said Bieter. “But to watch the a few who would like to see it go away. It’s Steelheads and their fan base grow has been probably because of the noise,” said Defascinating.” Weerd. “But the speedway is a major attracOne of Bieter’s right-hand men, John tion. Our family loves to sit in the stands. It’s Brunelle, knows a thing or two about sports. a lot of fun.” Before becoming an assistant for economic However, it was another sport, soccer, that development for the City of Boise, Brunelle launched DeWeerd into public service, includspent eight years as part-owner of the Staming her now-third term as Meridian’s mayor. pede, serving ﬁve years as the club president “I was driving my kids back and forth to and general manager. Boise to play soccer,” she remembered. “So I “As far as the Stampede’s future, I see …” decided to get involved in order to bring more Brunelle took an extended pause and a large parks to the city.” grin came across his face. “I see a new, better DeWeerd served on Meridian’s Planning relationship with a single NBA team.” and Zoning Commission before being elected A few days later, Brunelle’s “I know to the Meridian City Council in 1999 and ﬁrst something you don’t know” smile made all elected as mayor in 2003. the sense in the world when the Stampede “Today, our youth sports programs, run unveiled what it called “the biggest announcethrough a number of nonproﬁts like Meridian ment in its 15-year history”: the Portland Youth Baseball, Optimist Football and the Trail Blazers would become the Stampede’s Police Athletic League, are extremely successsole afﬁliate. ful. And our parks are ﬁlled with kids playing “You’re going to see a younger, faster, sports,” said DeWeerd. “But we’ve also smoother game,” said Bill Ilett, managing been noticing something new in the investor of the Stampede. “This parks: lacrosse.” is more than evolution. It’s DeWeerd said lacrosse revolution.” was gaining great popularBut the Hawks, “BOISE STATE FOOTBALL ity among Meridian Steelheads and Stampede school kids. Brunelle can’t come close to REALLY IS AN said he sees the same Boise’s other sport—the thing in Boise, and one that more than a in his estimation, the few consider to be the Native American-origonly game in town. inated game was “the DEVELOPMENT TOOL” fastest-growing sport in the Treasure Valley.” BLUE-AND-ORANGE -ADAM PARK “Lacrosse, whitewaMONSTER ter sports, cycling: These “It’s our best … well, one competitive sports didn’t exist of our best marketing efforts,” when I was growing up,” said Bieter. said Bieter, quickly catching himself, “Watching these new sports emerge in the last not to get in too much hot water with his fel20 years has been phenomenal. And that’s low University of Idaho alumni. “Obviously, quickly becoming our brand. These are the Boise State is not just here for football, and sports that will help deﬁne our future.” we’re careful not to be too demanding of a And that, Bieter said, may be sports’ greatsports team. But it’s stunning.” est cultural and economic beneﬁt to Boise— Bieter spokesman Adam Park said a City not in a stadium but on the ﬁeld, in the water Hall staffer’s spouse, an employee of Hewlettor on the slopes. Packard, regularly ﬂies representatives from a “Sure, Boise is an awesome sports town,” number of foreign companies into Boise. said Brunelle. “But let’s face it, there’s a lot of “They come into town and, of course, HP great sports towns. But the difference in Boise focuses on business, but they all want to see is how many participants we have. Boiseans the blue turf. That’s what they know about are the players. They’re the runner, the skier, Boise,” said Park. “Boise State football really the rafter, and certainly, the cyclist.” is an economic development tool.” The Treasure Valley’s recent success with Brunelle agreed, saying the Broncos have the inaugural Exergy Tour, a ﬁve-day world served as countless icebreakers when he ﬁrst class cycling competition, was just the latest meets business clients. two-wheel showcase for Boise, which also “I walk into a conference in Orlando or a boasts the ever popular Exergy Twilight Criteboardroom in San Francisco and the ﬁrst toprium. And perhaps most of all, the city wants ic of conversation is usually about how Boise the world to know that cycling’s golden girl State is doing,” said Brunelle. “It establishes calls Boise home. rapport and then we get down to business.” “I don’t know if you can pick a better DeWeerd said if it’s football season, her global ambassador than Kristin Armstrong,” family is watching the Broncos. said Bieter. “I went to Washington State so my loyalBieter will get a chance to remind the ties are to the Cougars, but my husband said, two-time Olympic gold medalist just how ‘When in Rome,’ So, yes, we’re avid Boise much she’s loved by Boise during a special State fans.” celebration, slated for Saturday, Aug. 11, But DeWeerd is quick to add that Meridwhich is also her birthday. And in perhaps ian has its own avid fan base, a loud one. the most tangible example of how Boise has evolved from a spectator- to a participantMOTORSPORTS, LACROSSE centered community, scores of budding AND CYCLING Olympians are expected to ride their bikes “The speedway has long roots in the to the Armstrong celebration. Their parents community,” said DeWeerd, referring to the may have preferred to cheer Armstrong onto quarter-mile track that has been the centervictory but our newest generation would piece of Treasure Valley racing for more than rather ride alongside her. 60 years.
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THURSDAY AUG. 9 fun house THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL, EPISODE ONE Brush up on your Trufﬂe Shufﬂe and catch The Goonies at Idaho Botanical Garden.
WEDNESDAY AUG. 8 movie MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: THE GOONIES The beloved 1985 classic The Goonies returns to the big screen Wednesday, Aug. 8—well, the big screen at Idaho Botanical Garden. IBG’s Movies in the Garden series will continue Wednesday, Aug. 8, with Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg’s tale of pint-sized adventure. A motley crew of pre-teens living in the “Goondocks” neighborhood of Astoria, Ore., attempt to save their homes from the expansion of the Astoria Country Club and, in doing so, unearth a map to a secret treasure. Beneath their sleepy town rests the long-lost treasure trove of the pirate One-Eyed Willie, according to clues the gang ﬁnds in a friend’s attic. Their search for the missing fortune leads them down a path of death-defying adventure. Much of the ﬁlm was shot on location in the seaside town, and became enough of a pop culture icon that the mayor proclaimed June 7 Goonies Day. The family friendly movie features characters such as the oaf-like Chunk—with his famous “Trufﬂe Shufﬂe”—and the misunderstood Sloth, along with actors Corey Feldman and Josh Brolin early in their careers. With a rating of PG, parents are advised that some light swearing takes place, and the ﬁlm includes some violence. Pack a picnic, bring something to sit on and relax in the garden with a ﬁlm. The rest of the summer-long series lineup includes Hairspray, Some Like it Hot and Idaho’s indie hit Napoleon Dynamite. Gates open at 7 p.m. and ﬁlms start at dusk. 7 p.m., $5, $3 IBG members and youth ages 5-12, FREE for ages 4 and younger. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
THURSDAY AUG. 9 lecture ACLU IDAHO’S LAW AND LIBERTY LECTURE SERIES In 1973, the landmark Roe v. Wade decision was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Cour t. That decision expanded a woman’s right to terminate
a pregnancy but it did nothing to cool the heat of the national abor tion debate. The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho addresses hot-button issues in its Law and Liber ty Lecture Series. It will present the ﬁnal installment—Women’s Equality and Reproductive Rights—Thursday, Aug. 9, at noon. Earlier installments explored immigration policies and capital punishment. The lecture about
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If you delight in the summer pastime of cotton-candy ﬁlled, sunny days spent winning stuffed animals, head to a local fair. If you like your carnivals a lot darker and set to music, head to the Egyptian Theatre Thursday, Aug. 9. Darren Bousman and Terrance Zdunich, who teamed up for 2008’s Repo! The Genetic Opera, are fusing music and horror once again. The duo will release The Devil’s Carnival on DVD in September, and is touring with the hour-long TV-episode-style ﬁlm beforehand. The cast includes talent from all across the proverbial board, featuring 90210’s Jessica Lowndes as a gullible teenager, Good Fellas’ Paul Sorvino as God, and Zdunich as Lucifer/The Devil, among many, many others. Basically, a group is cast from heaven and left to wander the creepy (yet kind of awesome) Devil’s Carnival, complete with scary clowns, big-top tents, fantastic costumes and lots of music. The outcasts ﬁnd themselves playing out the fables of the famed Aesop. From the trailer, it looks like a frightening funhouse fused with the ﬁlm adaptations of Chicago and Water for Elephants. The screening will feature never-before-seen footage from Repo! The Genetic Opera, a slideshow performance, costume contest (bring your shrunken top hats and circus attire) and question-and-answer session with Bousman and Zdunich. The event is unrated but may cater more toward adults. “Ringmaster” VIP tickets are already sold out for the Boise screening, but “sinner” tickets (which include the show only) and “carnie” tickets (admission and a signed poster) are still available at thedevilscarnival.com. 9 p.m., sinner $21.45 and carnie $32.18. The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-387-1273, egyptiantheatre.net.
pressure. Now the Law and Liber ty series looks to examine legal and policy ramiﬁcations of similar bills considered in other states, and how they relate to the larger issues of abor tion and women’s health. The ACLU asks: If the ultrasound bills in individual states are challenged, and end up in the Supreme Cour t, will the 39-year-old Roe v. Wade decision be up for review? A panel will discuss that question and examine the legal ramiﬁcations and policy implications of required ultrasounds. Noon-1 p.m., FREE. Idaho State Bar classroom, 525 W. Jefferson St., 208-344-9750, ext. 201, acluidaho.org.
FRIDAYSUNDAY AUG. 10-12 crafty SUN VALLEY CENTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL If you picked up the Aug. 1, edition of Boise Weekly (and you better have), you may have noticed that we gave you a whole bunch of reasons to visit the Wood River Valley. Well, guess what—here’s another one. While Idaho isn’t shor t on places to peruse the wares of local ar tists and creative types in a park setting, few ar ts and crafts
festivals are as big a deal as the annual Sun Valley Center Ar ts and Crafts Festival. It will kick off its 44th installment Friday, Aug. 10, and continue through Sunday, Aug. 12, at Atkinson Park. Two hours from the Treasure Valley will land visitors in a world of live music, ar tist demonstrations, family activities and more than 100 booths boasting ﬁne ar t and crafts to spend your cash on. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., children of all ages can learn techniques used by artists at the festival and create something fun for free. Teachers and ar tists will help youngsters create talking cards Friday, creative disguises Saturday and sun WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
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Watch out Santa, Super Happy Funtime Burlesque is heading to town.
FRIDAY AUG. 10 holiday cheer SUPER HAPPY FUNTIME BURLESQUE Thank goodness it’s August, because Supper Happy Funtime Burlesque is bringing the holiday season—sort of—to the Shredder Friday, Aug. 10, and Christmas in July would be oh-so-cliched. The troupe from Grand Rapids, Mich., will present The Poorly Timed X-Mas Special in Boise as a stop on its summer tour. But don’t bring the kids to see Santa. He gets accidentally killed off by Joe the Cabdriver—SHFB’s 350-pound male striptease artist. The show follows Joe’s journey to ﬁll Santa’s boots and deliver toys to the children of the world, which includes meetings with Jesus, Satan and a bunch of burlesque dancers. SHFB made a stop in Boise in April 2011 at The Red Room. According to Boise Weekly’s Josh Gross, “A packed house was lead on a bizarre and comedic musical trip through the human body narrated in large part by a sassy pickle, treated to an AMWAY-style sales pitch for ‘sexual aids,’ and ministered to by a female Jesus dressed only in tasseled pasties and a blood-stained pair of tidy-whities.” The troupe’s upcoming show promises to be just as deliciously bizarre. Expect male and female dancers donning pasties, satire, original music performed by a live band and some of the best burlesque stage names ever, such as LaLa Vulvaria and Velveeta the Cheetah (related to the Cheeto mascot?). According to a press release, the show is “designed to ﬁnd your line and cross it.” If you head to The Shredder, get ready to be entertained—and slightly appalled. 10 p.m., $10. The Shredder, 430 S. 10th St., 208-345-4355.
ar tist demonstrations such as ceramics by Boulder Mountain Clayworks and music from bands such as Boulder Bros., B3 Side with Carl Holmes, Johnny Shoes, Blaze and Kelly and more. If spending a day cruising ar t outdoors makes your
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stomach rumble, fret not— there will be plenty of food vendors on site as well. Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE admission. Atkinson Park, Ketchum, sunvalleycenter.org.
Most think of arm wrestling as a favorite activity among tavern-dwelling, testosterone-laden, tank-top-wearing dudes. But, in fact, it is an international competitive sport. Champions from across the globe will compete Monday, Sept. 10-Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the 2012 World Championship in Sao Vicente, Brazil, and one competitor is from the Gem State. Emmett native John LaVergne qualiﬁed for the world championship when he won his second national championship in the 220-pound division of the Grand Masters class in Reno, Nev., in May. But traveling to Brazil to help America compete for an arm wrestling victory isn’t cheap. And Saturday, Aug. 11, those who think they have some upper body strength can test it against Lavergne for a donation. The champ will demonstrate his skills at the Toadstool Billiard Cafe in Emmett at 5 p.m. Attendees can bring in cash to help Lavergne seek victory in Brazil, and/or a food donation for the Emmett Food Bank. Emmett will see another arm wrestling extravaganza Saturday, Aug. 18, when it presents the Western Idaho Arm Wrestling Challenge, which is slated to draw competitors from as many as ﬁve states, all competing in various men’s and women’s divisions. 5 p.m., by donation. Toadstool Billiard Cafe, 115 N. Hayes Ave., Emmett, 208-398-7321, toadstoolgrill.com.
CROOKED FENCE HYDRO FLASK 40S Craft beer fans have long had to forgo a rite of pass(out) age: Edward 40 Hands. While their friends chug malt liquor from 40-ounce bottles duct-taped to their hands and try not to wet themselves, the craft kids have sat in unsoiled sicrookedfencebrewing.com lence sipping 16-ounce saisons. No longer. Crooked Fence Brewing recently rolled out a new line of 40-ounce hydro ﬂasks perfect for shenanigans. “We are referring to it as the ‘Garden City 40.’ It’s kind of gangster,” said Crooked Fence’s Kelly Knopp. The bottles are “made from 18/8 stainless steel and feature double-wall vacuum insulation that ensures the temperature of the liquid inside never mingles with the temperature of the environment outside,” according to the Hydro Flask website. Crooked Fence ordered 100 of the bottles two weeks ago and has already sold around 25. Though the brewery is obligated to sell the containers for $34 unﬁlled, they are offering a sweet deal: $6 for reﬁlls. “We already have the 64-ounce growler, so it was just a nice option that people could walk out with a different quantity of beer, because some people aren’t going to go home and drink 64 ounces. I totally will, I’m not above that, but it’s another option for people,” said Knopp, laughing. —Tara Morgan
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Festivals & Events SPLASH BASH—Featuring a poolside bar, special appetizers and live music from Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. All ages welcome. 5-10 p.m. Owyhee Plaza Hotel, 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, owyheeplaza.com.
On Stage JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT— The Starlight Mountain Theatre presents its rendition of this classic tale. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com. THERE’S CHINESE TUNNELS UNDER BOISE!—Two 20-yearold metal-heads are cooped up in a late-’80s basement and embark on a journey not unlike the Zelda video game. Neurolux will offer a full bar at the venue during intermission and the hour prior to show time. Tickets are available in advance at emptyboattheatrecompany.org. 8 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise. THE WINTER’S TALE—Idaho Shakespeare Festival presents its rendition of the Bard’s romantic fairytale in which thieves, clowns and shepherds celebrate the comedy of life. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Screen MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: THE GOONIES—Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy movies on the outdoor big screen. Food and beverage vendors will provide snacks and summer treats. Movies start at dusk. See Picks, Page 18. 7 p.m. $3-$5. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
THURSDAY AUG. 9 On Stage COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: KEITH LENART—Catch the comedic stylings of this funny man, followed by a dueling piano show and DJ Mighty Delta One. 8 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-906-0658, varsitypubmeridian.com. THE IMAGINARY INVALID—Live music and 1960s French pop culture abound in this Moliere tale about a wealthy hypochondriac. Originally produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3369221, idahoshakespeare.org.
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Young artisans set up their wares at Indie Made’s Kids’ Pop-Up Shop.
PINT-SIZED POP-UP SHOPS, PUPPET SHOWS AND POLYAMORY Though First Thursday usually beckons the of-age set to booze and schmooze in art-ﬁlled spaces, First Thursday, Aug. 2, boasted a number of events for kids, or the kids in all of us. Craft collective Indie Made hosted a Kids’ Pop-Up Shop, where “pint-sized artisans peddled their wares at booths lining the halls all the way down to restaurant Jenny’s Lunch Line, at the opposite end of the building, displaying everything from tutus to accessories that all ages could enjoy,” observed Boise Weekly’s Sheree Whiteley. Down the way on Sixth Street, Bricolage assembled 24 local artistic heavy hitters to interpret the whimsical theme Navigate. The results were all over the proverbial map. First Thursday-goers ambled past Erin Cunningham’s delicate white fake ﬂower piece, Toby Robin’s 3D hipster skull character and Kyler Martz’s antique ﬂoating whale boat. Over at Basement Gallery, First Thursday-ers streamed down the subterranean gallery’s stairs to check out Ben Wilson’s latest solo exhibition. Childhood memorabilia from the attic of Wilson’s mother was propped up on tables and rested on the ﬂoor, while Wilson’s vibrant paintings adorned the walls. And down the street at The Crux, “paintings of beer cans and Sesame Street characters hung next to bedazzled animal skulls and repurposed skateboards for a group art show, which provided an artsy ambiance for a Harry Potter satire puppet show,” noted Whiteley. The puppet show primed the crowd for Norwood, Mass., band Harry and the Potters, which set up for its upbeat rock set as fans ﬂocked to the merch table. And speaking of pop culture satire, Rick Walter’s new solo exhibit debuted at Visual Arts Collective Aug. 3 with a couple of unusual pieces, including a toy ﬁgurine of a robotic Mickey Mouse operating a mini machine gun. Walter’s oil-on-canvas paintings ﬁlled the rest of the Garden City venue. According to BW’s Andrew Crisp: “Recurring themes popped up throughout, including a cotton-candy-pink panda bear tumbling through goldenrod clouds, dark skulls ﬂoating in black backgrounds and haunting portraits of ﬁre.” And moving from tumbling bears to twirling dancers, on Aug. 4, Whiteley swung by the inaugural performance of the Boise Dance Co-op, a new collaborative project featuring dancers from Treasure Valley companies working together during the roughly ﬁve-month off-season. The sold-out afternoon performance featured a mixed bag of dance styles and themes. According to Whiteley: “The latex-laden premiere of Skin, choreographed by Off Center Dance Artistic Director Kelli Brown, featured dancers covered in red body paint ﬂapping large sheets of the textile. The piece was followed by another premiere, Polyamorous, choreographed by Idaho Dance Theatre’s Gonzalo Valdez.” —Tara Morgan WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
8 DAYS OUT LEGALLY BLONDE—When sorority queen Elle Woods gets dumped by her boyfriend, she is determined to get him back. So she grabs her Chihuahua and sets out to Harvard Law. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com. LIQUID LAUGHS: KEITH BARANY—Also featuring Chad Heft. Tickets at liquidlaughs.com, by calling 208-941-2459 or at Liquid or Solid. Buy one, get one FREE. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-2875379, liquidboise.com. THERE’S CHINESE TUNNELS UNDER BOISE!—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise.
Screen THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL, EPISODE ONE—Catch the hour-long musical horror ﬂick from Repo! The Genetic Opera’s Darren Bousman and Terrance Zdunich, during a stop on its national tour prior to its release. See Picks, Page 18. 9 p.m. $21.45 and $32.18. The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-387-1273, egyptiantheatre.net.
Kids & Teens TEEN TALENT SHOW—Show what you can do and win prizes at the inaugural Summer Teen Talent Show. For ages 12-18. 4 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-2976700, adalib.org.
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support the lifesaving work of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Dance to your favorite ’80s tunes with Pilot Error. Featuring best ’80s costume contest, silent/live auctions, Thriller tribute, prom photos and much more. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $20, $35 couples. Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-331-5097 or 208-342-9983, basquecenter.com.
On Stage BEACH BABES—Idaho’s ﬁrst professional female impersonation troupe performs Beach Babes, with guest star Minerva Jayne. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Call 208-368-0405 for reservations. 8:30 p.m. $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226, Boise, 208-336-1313, thebalconyclub.com. CINDERELLA—Broadway’s magical musical comedy about a working girl who can’t catch a break. 8 p.m. $12-$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com. COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: KEITH LENART—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658, varsitypubmeridian.com. THE IMAGINARY INVALID—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org. LIQUID LAUGHS: KEITH BARANY—See Thursday. Buy one ticket, get one FREE for late show. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com.
ACLU IDAHO’S LAW AND LIBERTY SERIES—A panel of experts will discuss Women’s Equality and Reproductive Rights. See Picks, Page 18. Noon. FREE. Idaho State Bar Classroom, 525 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-344-9750, ext. 201, acluidaho.org.
SUPER HAPPY FUNTIME BURLESQUE—Catch SHFB’s The Poorly Timed X-Mas Special, which follows a male stripper playing a cab driver on a mission to deliver Santa’s presents after accidentally killing him. Visit superhappyfuntimeburlesque.com for info. See Picks, Page 19. 10 p.m. $10. The Shredder, 430 S. 10th St., Boise, 208-345-4355.
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THERE’S CHINESE TUNNELS UNDER BOISE!—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise.
Festivals & Events MCCALL CLASSIC AND WOODEN BOAT SHOW—The 2012 McCall Classic and Wooden Boat Show features boats, music, food, ship store merchandise, judging and more. Noon. FREE. Shore Lodge, 501 W. Lake St., McCall, shorelodgemccall.com. SUN VALLEY CENTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL—Live music, artist demonstrations, family and kids’ activities, food from local vendors and more than 100 booths of ﬁne arts and crafts. Visit sunvalleycenter.org for info. See Picks, Page 18. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Atkinson Park, 900 Third Ave. N., Ketchum. TIME OF MY LIFE ’80S PROM— Have the time of your life and
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WESTERN ACTION ADVENTURE SHOW AND DINNER—Enjoy an original Western farce, coveredwagon ride and a full barbecue buffet dinner with reserved dinner-and-show seating. Tickets are available for the show only also. Advance reservations are required. 6 p.m. $15-$45. Coolwater Creek Event Center, 7355 S. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-887-7880, coolwatercreekevents.com.
Kids & Teens COMMUNITY CENTER BLOCK PARTY—Enjoy family fun and games like a water balloon toss, foosball, board games, capture the ﬂag, dodgeball and ﬁeld games. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Grace Jordan Elementary School, 6411 W. Fairﬁeld Ave., Boise.
FRIDAY NIGHT POOL PARTY— Youth ages 12-18 can swim, hang out and listen to music from Wild 101.1 FM DJs with live remotes and giveaways. 9-10:30 p.m. Natatorium, 1811 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-3459270. MICRON MATH NIGHTS—Enjoy FREE admission for the entire family, math challenge tables and an interactive math presentation. 4:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise, 208-3439895, scidaho.org.
SATURDAY AUG. 11 Festivals & Events MCCALL CLASSIC AND WOODEN BOAT SHOW—See Friday. 9:30 a.m. FREE. Shore Lodge, 501 W. Lake St., McCall, 1-800-657-6464, shorelodgemccall.com. NAMPA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS—View work of more than 175 artisans and enjoy a juried art show and a variety of entertainment, including music from Leta Neustaeder, The Get Back Band, Straightaway, Phantasmorgia, Jake Leg, Loose Change, Shakin’ Not Stirred and Front Porch Flavor at this 26th annual festival. 10 a.m. Lakeview Park, Garrity Boulevard at 16th Avenue North, Nampa. SUN VALLEY CENTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL—See Friday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Atkinson Park, 900 Third Ave. N., Ketchum. TASTE OF MCCALL FUNDRAISER—Chefs from McCall-area restaurants will serve tastes of their fabulous summer selections, paired with ﬁne wines, refreshing microbrews and a wide variety of silent-auction items. 1-4 p.m. $50. River Ranch Club House, 101 Headquarters Road, McCall.
On Stage BEACH BABES—See Friday. 8:30 p.m. $15. Balcony Club, 150 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3361313, thebalconyclub.com. COMEDY AT THE VARSITY: KEITH LENART—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $8. Varsity Pub, 1441 N. Eagle Road, Meridian, 208-9060658, varsitypubmeridian.com. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT— See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12$24. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com. LIQUID LAUGHS: KEITH BARANY—See Thursday. Buy one ticket, get one FREE for late show. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. THERE’S CHINESE TUNNELS UNDER BOISE!—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise.
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8 DAYS OUT Wednesday, August 8, 8:45pm
Friday & Saturday August 10 & 11, 8:45pm
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THE WINTER’S TALE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Sunday, August 12, 8:00pm
Travis Ward & Friends Tuesdays, 9:00pm
Booze Clues Trivia
plus Prizes with EJ Pettinger Mondays, 8:00pm Open Mic with
Rebecca Scott & Rob Hill Thursdays, 8:45pm
The Frim Fram 4 Open 7 days a week at 3 pm No Cover & Smoke Free
Food & Drink FIFTH ANNUAL CRAWDAD AND FROG LEG FEED—An evening of great old rock ‘n’ roll music and fabulous Cajun cuisine on the patio. All-you-can-eat crawdads, frog legs, smoked chicken, salad bar, jambalaya, Cajun fried potatoes and desserts. Live music with the Woodbeez. 5-10 p.m. $19.95 adults, $1 per year for kids. Clear Creek Station, 16094 Highway 55, Cascade, 208-382-7268.
Food & Drink SHEEPHERDERS BREAKFAST—Traditional Basque breakfast items such as sheepherders bread, churros, eggs piperade and chorizo. If you’re feeling spirited, bottomless sangria blanco and bloody marys are available. Call for reservations. $10, $15 with alcohol. Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., 208-4331208, thebasquemarket.com.
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MONDAY AUG. 13
On Stage Literature IDAHO WRITERS GUILD SUMMER RANDOM READINGS— Alan Minskoff and Paul Hosefros will discuss and read from their book Idaho Wine Country. . 1-3 p.m. FREE. The Cole Marr Gallery/Coffee House, 404 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-3367630.
Odds & Ends BEAT THE CHAMP ARM WRESTLING CHALLENGE—Take on national arm wrestling champion John LaVergne and help him raise funds to compete in Brazil at the World Championships. See Picks, Page 19. 5 p.m., by donation. Toadstool Cafe, 115 N. Hayes Ave., Emmett, 208-3987321, toadstoolgrill.com.
YOUTH STORYTELLING AND ART PRESENTATION—Youth from the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County, Boise Urban Garden School and Global Gardens Refugee Community Agriculture will share stories and art about their connections to water and the Boise River. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears Coffeehouse and Noshery, 4714 W. State St.,, Boise, 208275-0017, salttears.com.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT— See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $10$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com.
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LEGALLY BLONDE—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com. THE WINTER’S TALE—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
STORYTRAIL STORYTIME: BUTTERFLIES—Children ages 2-6 may enjoy stories, crafts and activities with a butterﬂy theme. 10-11 a.m. FREE. Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, 208-514-3755, boiseenvironmentaleducation.org.
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SUNDAY AUG. 12 Festivals & Events MCCALL CLASSIC AND WOODEN BOAT SHOW—See Friday. FREE. Shore Lodge, 501 W. Lake St., McCall, 1-800-6576464, shorelodgemccall.com. NAMPA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS—See Saturday. 11 a.m. Lakeview Park, Garrity Boulevard at 16th Avenue North, Nampa. SUN VALLEY CENTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL—See Friday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Atkinson Park, 900 Third Ave. N., Ketchum.
On Stage LIQUID LAUGHS: KEITH BARANY—See Thursday. Buy one ticket, get one FREE. 8 p.m. $10. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. THE WINTER’S TALE—See Wednesday. 7 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, idahoshakespeare.org.
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HERBAL HOW-TO—Master Gardener Wendi Gilliam hosts a hands-on workshop exploring herbs for the garden and crafting homemade herbal products for the kitchen, home and bath. Preregistration required. 9-11 a.m. $15-$17. Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, 208-468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.
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ISF’s The Winter’s Tale has more highs and lows than a Boise summer.
THE WINTER’S TALE MAKES FOR A DISAPPOINTING SUMMER EVENING The Winter’s Tale, Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s penultimate 2012 production, blows hot and cold but ultimately can’t ﬁnd a temperate landing. The title The Winter’s Tale was presumably inspired by 1590’s The Old Wives Tale, which promised “a merr y winter’s tale.” But this production is far from merr y—it’s a chilly disappointment in a season that saw the sublime (Romeo and Juliet) and the sublimely ridiculous (The Imaginar y Invalid). This staging of The Winter’s Tale was a bit like watching an electrocardiogram, with its peaks of mercurial temperament. The usually ﬁne David Anthony Smith as Leontes rushes too quickly to his outbursts instead of allowing his character’s emotions to infect his temperament. Leontes’ jealousy, not unlike Othello’s but absent Iago to stir the emotional pot, requires The Winter’s Tale runs much more nuance. Audiences through Sunday, Aug. 26. should be trusted to understand IDAHO SHAKESPEARE Leontes’ obsession rather than FESTIVAL force-fed his rage. Smith, trying 5657 Warm Springs Ave. so hard in his exposition, re208-336-9221 duces his Leontes to a cliche. idahoshakespeare.org Unfortunately, this production pushes and pulls its players through much hand-wringing in a fairly disjointed ﬁrst act, and then returns with a frivolous second act that feels like an entirely different play. The Winter’s Tale has proven a test of strength for many a classical troupe, and it traditionally reveals weak spots in a company’s roster. But here, the blame must be laid at the feet of director Jesse Berger, an accomplished craftsman who has helmed lauded productions across the nation. Berger has left his otherwise superb cast adrift; his characters are deﬁned by their emotions rather than their motivations. As a result, a greater wedge is driven between the play and its audience. But there is good news in Laurie Birmingham’s beauteous effort as Paulina. Birmingham, who gave an equally exciting performance as Juliet’s nurse in Romeo and Juliet earlier this season, earns an extra bouquet for her ﬁre-and-brimstone Paulina—tempered by guile and heartbreak—something terribly lacking in other corners of this production. Additionally, Tom Ford as Autoyclus—who provides some second-act comic relief—is tops. The production’s stagecraft can also be trumpeted: David Barber’s scenic design and Sara Tosetti’s costumes are superb. But this two-hour, 45-minute production is the sum of its parts and too many elements are wanting. At the conclusion of the ﬁrst act, the god Apollo expresses his dissatisfaction with the proceedings with angry bolts of lightening. I couldn’t agree more with his sentiment. —George Prentice WWW. B OISEWEEKLY.C O M
IDAHO HISTORY LECTURE SERIES, CHINESE IN IDAHO: BOISE BASIN—Priscilla Wegars will discuss how and why early Chinese immigrants came to Idaho, detailing their positive and negative experiences. 7 p.m. $5, $3 seniors, FREE for Idaho Botanical Garden and Osher Institute members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Kids & Teens BACK TO SCHOOL DANCE PARTY—All ages can dance to old favorites and learn some new moves with a show of music and lights. 2 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, 208-297-6700, adalib.org.
WEDNESDAY AUG. 15 On Stage CINDERELLA—See Friday. 8 p.m. $10-$18. Starlight Mountain Theatre, 850 S. Middlefork Road, Crouch, 208-462-5523, starlightmountaintheatre.com. THE IMAGINARY INVALID—See Thursday. 8 p.m. $12-$40. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, 208336-9221, idahoshakespeare. org. THERE’S CHINESE TUNNELS UNDER BOISE!—See Wednesday, Aug. 8. 8 p.m. $15 adv., $18 door. Boise WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise.
Literature BOOKS TO FILM SERIES— Watch a movie based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Library at Collister, 4724 W. State St., Boise, 208-562-4995, boisepubliclibrary.org.
Talks & Lectures CULINARY HERBS—Learn how to grow, preserve and cook with herbs. 7 p.m. $20, $15 Idaho Botanical Garden members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
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THE KIDS ARE AURIGHT Portland experimental duo becomes a trio ANDREW CRISP For the last four years, Dana Valatka and Luke Wyland have made up the shimmering, experimental Portland, Ore., band AU, (pronounced “eh-you”). That is until Valatka saw the young Holland Andrews perform at a yoga studio in 2010. Andrews was looping her vocals and clarinet under her solo project, Like a Villain, at The People’s Yoga in Portland. The AU-snap: Portland, Ore.’s AU will blend world music inﬂuences and digital trickery at Red Room. evening was captured on Vimeo, which Valatka later showed Wyland. lar kind of cheapened version of something for contributions. Both Lights used Va“I approached her and said, ‘I’m recordthat’s very kind of historic,” said Wyland. latka’s percussion, as well as glockenspiel, ing this album, and I’d really like you to Wyland doesn’t know whether European trumpet, trombone, keys and saxophone come help out,’” Wyland said. audiences are more willing to sit through Andrews remembered being nervous dur- from contributing artists like Colin Stetson AU’s often frantic explorations, or whether of Arcade Fire. Andrews brought clarinet ing that conversation. and her glimmering vocals to that equation. their interactions with more far-ﬂung sounds “I saw Dana after the show and he just helps them recognize the band’s world music “Sometimes Luke sneaks in some secret came up—I was already a fan of the band— inﬂuences. But he does know American so after he said ‘hello,’ I was just quiet. And samples, triggered with his feet,” said audiences have been slower to warm up. Andrews. “And Dana has a drum pad and I said, ‘Oh that’s cool.’ And I was really “There’s this need for immediacy right triggers stuff there.” super quiet because I think they’re great now from the culture. If it’s not a reference But American audiences have sometimes musicians,” Andrews said with a laugh. point, a door into something rather quickly, found AU’s experimentation too esoteric. Andrews lent her pipes to the brassy I feel like the American culture is kind of The band hopes that Andrews’ soulful track “Solid Gold” on AU’s 2012 release, dismissive,” he said. harmonies—she once covered Billie HoliBoth Lights. Wyland encouraged her to let Having to put real listening work into an day’s “Strange Fruit”—may soften up AU’s her vocals bleed in at the most emotional AU album might scare the iTunes “singles” sharper edges, without losing that experipart of those songs. generation away from investing in the full mental feel. “I didn’t know if they were secretly album. Even after seven years making mu“We actually do a little bit better in trying to see if we’d get along to have me sic, Wyland said he still feels clueless trying Europe,” said Wyland. “I certainly can’t in the band,” said Andrews. “They were. complain about it. In certain countries, like to work within those parameters. Somewhere in that mix, I became a perma“If you don’t grab somebody right away, France and Italy and the U.K., people are nent member of the band.” they move on to the next thing because a little bit more excited about what we’re Andrews just ﬁnished a Canadian tour there’s something right behind you,” he doing.” with the boys and is preparing to embark said. “It’s a weird business right now. It’s Wyland said his musical inﬂuences— on a United States tour that will bring the which include traditional and contemporary in a huge transition, on the business side of trio back through Boise Saturday, Aug. 11. Indian and African music, classical compos- things. Audiences are forming very different “I think it just sort of makes sense, ers and jazz artists—might lend his layered, relationships with their music these days.” because what I do is kind of avant garde, But Wyland said his band’s selling point sometimes cacophonous, blends of analog weird-type music. And AU deﬁnitely falls is its live shows. and digital sounds a foreign feel. into that category,” said Andrews. “When people do come out, that’s the “It just seems like the indie world in AU was originally a ﬁve-member collecAmerica is more about either folk history or moment when they’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, tive before dwindling to a duo. In 2008, now I get it.’ In a certain sense, it’s what I the history of rock,” said Wyland. Wyland split ways with Jonathan Sielaff hope for,” said Wyland. Wyland said he and Marq Kaylor But while Wyland said Both Lights didn’t loves those genres, after releasing the Au with Tu Fawning and Point Break 2. Saturdo as well as the band’s previous releases, the but the rhythms and album Verbs, and day, Aug. 11, 8 p.m., $10. trio has done more live performances in an structures of nonbrought in Valatka. RED ROOM American songwriting attempt to connect with audiences. On the But even before 1519 W. Main St. long trek between Austin, Texas’ SXSW festihave more sway on AU became a trio, 208-331-0956 val and the band’s Portland home, AU swung his music. Wyland’s songs were redroomboise.com by Boise’s Treefort Music Fest in March, “I never had a expansive, a ploy which Wyland called a huge step for Boise. teacher or anything that relied on digital “That was one of my favorite shows here like that, I just spent a lot of time listening trickery and borrowing musicians from the in the U.S.,” said Wyland. and mimicking, but trying not to steal or Portland music scene. The duo’s 2009 reClearly, Boise audiences speak AU’s lease, Versions, managed to emulate Animal anything. ... 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GUIDE/LISTEN HERE GUIDE THE SHON SANDERS TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
WEDNESDAY AUG. 8
THURSDAY AUG. 9
FRIDAY AUG. 10
ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Rory Block with Sun Blood Stories. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove
BEN BURDICK—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
ANDREW CORTENS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill
BROCK BARTEL—6:30 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe
BAND OF BUSKERS—8 p.m. FREE. The Crux
DISTRICT 19 FLAMENCO—8 p.m. FREE. Modern
CHUCK SMITH—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL— 10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
DUCHESS DOWN THE WELL— 9:30 p.m. $5. Reef
HOOCHIE COOCHIE MEN—6 p.m. $10, $7 IBG members. IBG
GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
AU AND TU FAWNING—With Point Break 2. 8 p.m. $10. Red Room
FRIM FRAM 4—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
HILLFOLK NOIR—8 p.m. FREE. Sockeye
BAND OF BUSKERS—8 p.m. FREE. Burger Belly
JOHN JONES TRIO—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
JIM FISHWILD—7:30 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s
CHUCK SMITH—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
LETA NEUSTAEDTER—6 p.m. FREE. Salt Tears
JOHN CAZAN—5 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
PAUSE FOR THE CAUSE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
RHYME PROGRESSION, FADE AND PERCUSSIVE TONGUES— 9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid
MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m. $3. Kay and Traci’s 127 Club
CONCERTS ON BROADWAY: KEVIN KIRK AND ONOMATOPOEIA—7 p.m. FREE. Meridian City Hall
RYAN WISSINGER—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
POSSUM LIVIN—7 p.m. FREE. Lock, Stock & Barrel
STEVE AND GRACE WALL—6 p.m. FREE. Gelato Cafe
PRAIRIE SKY PILOTS—7 p.m. FREE. Buster’s
STEVE EATON AND PHIL GARONZIK—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
ROBERT JAMES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
GAYLE CHAPMAN—With Robb Howell. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar GIZZARD STONE—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s HORSE FEATHERS— With Dark Swallows and Grandma Kelsey. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m. $12 adv., $14 door. VAC JOHN BERRYHILL—With Greg Martinez and Friends. 6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill KIX BROOKS—8 p.m. $12-$45. Knitting Factory
ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s
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OH DEAR!—With Naked Apes. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage OLD DEATH WHISPER—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s QUICK AND EASY BOYS—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid THE SALOONATICS—9 p.m. $5. Buffalo Club
SUMMER FUNK IN THE LIBRARY—Featuring Danger Beard. 5 p.m. FREE. Ada Community Library
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DANGERBEARD—9:30 p.m. FREE. Liquid ERIC GRAE—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill FRANK MARRA—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers GAYLE CHAPMAN—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid MOTTO KITTY—9 p.m. $3. Kay and Traci’s 127 Club OLD DEATH WHISPER—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s
HORSE FEATHERS, AUG. 8, VAC Horse Feathers seems to both spread its roots and stretch its limbs with each new record. From 2006’s sparsely chilling Words Are Dead to the haunting harmonies on 2008’s House With No Home to 2010’s sun-thawed and orchestral Thistled Spring, each new album blooms with more depth and instrumentation than the last. And that remains true on the band’s most recent release, Cynic’s New Year, which swells with strings and shimmering, textured percussion. Lewiston native Justin Ringle’s chamber folk music has always had a steady stream of dark poetry coursing through its veins. But Cynic’s New Year brings us an older and more reﬂective Ringle. On the sweetly upbeat “So Long,” Ringle sings: “So long to a life carefree / It’s passing by with each year or three / I’ll call it aloud / I’ll call it by name / the young and the vain / they are one and the same.” —Tara Morgan With Dark Swallows and Grandma Kelsey. 8 p.m., $12 adv., $14 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297, visualartscollective.com.
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LISTEN HERE/GUIDE GUIDE QUICK AND EASY BOYS—10 p.m. $3. Grainey’s ROCCI JOHNSON BAND—9:30 p.m. FREE. Humpin’ Hannah’s RYAN WISSINGER—9 p.m. FREE. Solid
SWINGIN’ UTTERS, AUG. 15, SHREDDER Swingin’ Utters has been rocking the bejeezus out the world since 1987. And though the band has reached iconic punk status in the subsequent decades, it hasn’t changed much. It still makes the same straightforward, no B.S. rock ’n’ roll that doesn’t have to dress itself up in bells, whistles or subgenres. The band’s newest album, 2011’s Here, Under Protest, which it claims is its best, dials back the ’90s Cal-punk sound to bring out the space between riffs more than on previous records like A Juvenile Product of the Working Class. Swingin’ Utters carries obvious comparisons to bands like The Clash in its gritty vocals, straightforward beats and working class nihilism, but it retains the louder, more compressed sound of more modern punk bands like Rancid and Dropkick Murphys. Though Swingin’ Utters recently replaced longtime bassist Spike Slawson, it shows no signs of slowing down and will be hitting Boise this week for a show at The Shredder. —Josh Gross 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 door. The Shredder, 430 S. 10th St., 208-345-4355.
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MUSIC FROM STANLEY— Featuring Andy Byron and Ben Bedford. 4 p.m. FREE. Redﬁsh Lake Lodge PETER MURPHY—7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Knitting Factory
SHAWN COLVIN—8:30 p.m. $25-$35. Knitting Factory
THE SIDEMEN: GREG PERKINS AND RICK CONNOLLY—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
TAUGE AND FAULKNER—7 p.m. FREE. Angell’s
SUNSHINE GENOCIDE—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s Basement
TRAVIS MCDANIEL—9 p.m. FREE. O’Michael’s
SWINGIN’ WITH ELLIE SHAW— 5 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
WAITING FOR A LION—8 p.m. FREE. Willi B’s
TRAVIS WARD AND FRIENDS—8 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s THE WORKING DJS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
SUNDAY AUG. 12 ED SCHRADER—With Little Ruckus, Junior Rocket Scientist and The Olsen Twinns. 9 p.m. $4. Red Room EMILY DANGER—10 p.m. FREE. New Frontier Club FRIM FRAM 4—1:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar JOHNNY SHOES—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
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MONDAY AUG. 13
PUNK MONDAY—8 p.m. $3. Liquid RED FEATHER MONDAYS—Featuring Travis McDaniel. 8 p.m. FREE. Red Feather RILEY FRIEDMAN—6 p.m. FREE. Lulu’s TRAVIS WARD—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid
TUESDAY AUG. 14 ATYPICAL TUESDAY—With Howth, Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars, Duckmandu and Adventure Galley. 9 p.m. $3. Red Room BARBARA LAING—5:45 p.m. FREE. Solid THE COUNTRY CLUB—5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar
DANIELLE FRENCH—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
ERIC JOHNSON—8:30 p.m. $23-$50. Knitting Factory
JOHNNY DOWNING—6:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
ERIN AND THE PROJECT—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s
KASKADE—8 p.m. $40$80. Knitting Factory LAST BISON—8 p.m. $5. Neurolux
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FRANK MARRA / TRIO43— 6:30 p.m./8:30 p.m. FREE. Chandlers RADIO BOISE TUESDAYS—Featuring Murder By Death and Ha Ha Tonka. 7 p.m. $12 adv., $14 door. Neurolux
WEDNESDAY AUG. 15 ALIVE AFTER FIVE—Featuring Hot Club Sandwich with Dada Sol. 5 p.m. FREE. Grove Plaza BLUES ADDICTS FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT—7 p.m. FREE. Knitting Factory BURLEY GRIMES—8:45 p.m. FREE. Pengilly’s FRIM FRAM FELLAS—6 p.m. FREE. Berryhill GAYLE CHAPMAN—With Robb Howell. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Sandbar JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLYGOATS—10 p.m. FREE. Grainey’s MARLENE, MARLENE—With The New Slang and The Unitahs. 8 p.m. $3. Flying M Coffeegarage NORTH—With Name and The Deadlight Effect. 9 p.m. $3. Red Room SWINGING UTTERS— With Roll the Tanks and Wilt Chamberlin’s Baby. See Listen Here, this page. 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 door. Shredder
TRIO43—8 p.m. FREE. Chandlers
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THE BIG SCREEN/SCREEN
BOURNE AGAIN The Bourne Legacy is a money grabbing exercise in bad taste GEORGE PRENTICE The Bourne Legacy, a franchise crippling killfest deﬁned more by its excess than its content, is ultimately a muddled mystery without a clue. This big budget reboot of the expertly crafted Bourne trilogy is a money grab. And it has nothing in common with a novel of the same name, choosing instead to steer its audience toward a waylaid trip to mediocrity. Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz, the ﬁlm’s lead actors, are both superb talents but Even Jeremy Renner’s smoldering gaze can’t save this tasteless, big budget reboot. I had the distinct feeling that they wanted to be in a different movie—at least a better one. release, no one in the hierarchy of Universal psychopathic gunman. It’s a stain on the Within minutes of the opening titles, The nation’s movie screens. To justify such a gut Pictures thought the violence was tasteless. Bourne Legacy drops its characters into a The Bourne Legacy’s plotline is average wrenching expose by claiming that the scene poorly constructed plot, requiring audiences is merely ﬁction is to be tone deaf to the hu- at best, its dialogue even worse. It should be to imagine their backstory. Worse yet, the noted that the cast is impressive—including man experience. lead characters are left adrift—quite literRenner, Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn Producer Frank Marshall, much beloved ally—at the ﬁlm’s ﬁnale. and Stacy Keach—but the characters rarely in Idaho for his philanthropy, is among the But the Bourne Legacy’s greatest sin speak with one another. Instead, they shout industry’s ﬁnest ﬁlmmakers. His previous erupts one hour into the ﬁlm in the form of in extended, cliche-driven speeches. We’re gratuitous carnage. Universal Pictures should movies (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Color asked to accept that the greater the shrill, the Purple, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit) are be ashamed. In the wake of the Aurora, more important the dialogue is. But these head and shoulders Colo., movie theater sophomoric, overmodulated motormouths above most producmassacre, studio heads THE BOURNE LEGACY (PG-13) resemble The Three Stooges more than govtions. And Marshall’s should have been ernment operatives. advance screening of brave enough to put Directed by Tony Gilroy Despite the ﬁlm’s length (it drags along at The Bourne Legacy this ﬁlm on a shelf for Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and two hours, 15 minutes) the movie feels as if at Boise’s Egyptian an appropriate length Edward Norton it’s still missing two reels, one at the beginTheatre Aug. 1 raised of time, in respect for Opens Friday, Aug. 10, at Edwards 9 and ning and another at the end. much needed thouthose who were killed Edwards 22 I didn’t know whether to welcome its sands of dollars for or wounded in the conclusion or dread what will certainly be charity. But his ﬁlm’s recent shootout. seemingly endless shooting scene was shame- another sequel. Nonetheless, the ﬁlmmakers’ But instead of holding the ﬁlm for a ful, nonetheless. I ﬁnd it impossible to believe choice to exploit the ﬁctional slaughter of later release date, they choose to showinnocents was unpardonable. that before sending their movie into general case a scene of unexplained rage from a
DVD/SCREEN BOISE’S FAVORITE DVD RENTALS THIS WEEK
1. SILENT HOUSE First week in release.
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2. LOCKOUT Second week at No. 2.
—Source: Video Memories, 4504 Overland Road, Boise, 208-385-0113
3. THE THREE STOOGES Dropped from No. 1 on Aug. 1.
4. GET THE GRINGO Dropped from No. 3 on Aug. 1.
5. AMERICAN REUNION First week in release.
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Local cyclists gather weekly during the summer to race the clock in a time trial series.
PHENOM IN OUR MIDST Eating Kristin Armstrong’s inspiring dust SARAH BARBER teed to ﬁnd out by braving the desert heat to Undeterred by the post holiday haze and pedal fast on a Thursday night. Armstrong is mid-summer heat, the regulars treated July almost always there. 5 like any other Thursday evening during In recent weeks, with a mixture of exciteBoise’s summer. Both burdened and boosted ment and dread, I’ve cleared my schedule for by their season goals, competitive cyclists one evening each week in order to hone my simulate races every week in pursuit of state ﬁtness, my aerodynamics and my ability to titles, national titles, or maybe just bragging suffer on an all out 10-mile effort. The setrights among their peers. The decades-old Thursday Night Time Trial series put on by a ting appears informal but don’t be deceived. My high stakes attire—aero helmet, skinsuit, few dedicated local cycling enthusiasts stops shoe covers—make it appear that cash prizes for no one—and neither do the riders. are on the line. From the deep-dish rim of On Thursday evenings from June my front wheel to the through August, disc that rolls in the participants start rear, I brought every rolling to the corner On Aug. 1, Kristen Armstrong earned a secweapon in my arsenal of Cloverdale and Ten ond cycling gold medal when she successfully to shave seconds from Mile Creek roads, defended her Olympic title in the time trial my overall time. southwest of the airrace. She completed the 29-km route (18 As in a sanctioned port, well in advance miles) in 37:34, a full 15 seconds ahead of race, volunteers act of the 7 p.m. start silver medalist and World Champion Judith as “race ofﬁcials,” time. Even with the Arndt of Germany. Arndt clocked in at 37:50 designing the start mercury rising into and Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia took the list, monitoring the triple digits, commitbronze medal with a time of 37:57. clock, and holding ted cyclists want time each rider steady on to get their quads his or her bike as the warmed up before seconds count down. Although it sometimes they test their legs and lungs against the appears random, the fastest riders are usualmost objective judge of all: the clock. ly the last to roll out on course, giving them Perhaps the activity has been popularized rabbits to chase along the way. My spot is by Boise’s native Olympic gold medalist, somewhere in the middle, as the abilities of Kristin Armstrong, who defended her 2008 the two- to three-dozen mixed-gender time title Aug. 1 at the Summer Olympic Games trialists vary greatly. in London, garnering her second gold medal. Motivating as it is to catch and pass the Anyone wondering how he or she would rabbits ahead on the road, it is proportionstack up against the star is virtually guaran-
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ally demoralizing to get caught by a chaser who started after you. Thus, you can understand my dismay when Armstrong herself was slated to start only a minute behind me. I did what anyone facing that circumstance would do: I chugged another bottle of Gatorade and pretended it was no big deal. But it was a big deal. Imagine being at your own physiological peak, pedaling as hard as you can with a hair dryer aimed directly at your face and gasping like an asthmatic hippopotamus but still barreling forward at a speed you think is “fast.” Then, with no warning but the whomp, whomp, whomp of a disc wheel churning through the wind, a sleek ﬁgure rolls past you like you’re motionless. She and her machine slice through the air like an angry machete. Seconds later, the shimmering mirage-like image in front of you shrinks away into nothing as the distance evolves into miles of separation. Muscles searing with lactic acid, I wilted over my handlebars but continued to push myself all the way to the ﬁnish line. World champions and Olympic gold medalists are an entire order of magnitude above the level of most professional athletes, let alone recreationally competitive weekend warriors like myself. There was no point in being dejected or discouraged by what felt like an inferior performance. Instead, like everyone else out there searching for a new personal best time, I choose to be inspired by the phenom in our midst. WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M
FOOD/WINESIPPER REVIEW/FOOD Restaurants get one chance to hit BW with their best shot. LAU R IE PEAR M AN
THE TAPHOUSE A sports bar in gastropub clothing JOSH GROSS
Foodies rejoiced when The Taphouse Pub and Eatery announced it would take up the space that used to be The Lobby, at 760 W. Main St. in Boise. A 44-tap-strong gastropub touting local products and striking at the heart of the Bud Light and street meat district seemed to indicate that the good ﬁght was being won. And indeed, The Taphouse has a lot of beers on tap—craft big boys like Odell, Deschutes, New Belgium—but more taps don’t necessarily mean more unique taps, and few The Taphouse doesn’t pull out all the stops with its pulled pork sandwich. of them are head-turners. In fact, the selection doesn’t look much different from what you’d meat and missed the potatoes. ﬁnd at a well stocked grocery store. Proprietor the sauce, the beer and the fairly bland slaw, Though Taphouse kitchen manager Craig sogginess dominated the sandwich. Brian Forde has said that he doesn’t care for Gallegos said that he would eventually like to The bacon and pear bruschetta, on the foreign beers. But one thing he does care for upgrade to hand-cut fries, those that accompaother hand, was a pleasantly is big screen TVs, and The tweaked take on an established nied both sandwiches were the generic, frozen Taphouse has many of them, all sort. And it’s this kind of partial commitment dish with a nice interplay of tuned to sports. THE TAPHOUSE PUB AND EATERY to detail—quality meat topped with canned smoky, savory and sour notes. On a recent trip, I sampled a 760 W. Main St. ﬁxin’s and surrounded by bland, frozen On another visit, a green bacon and pear bruschetta ap208-336-6991 spuds—that make The Taphouse something of chile burger ($9.99) suffered petizer ($6.99) and a “local ale” a sports bar in gastropub clothing. a similar soggy fate from the pulled pork sandwich ($8.99). Those who might see The Taphouse’s juicier texture of the KobeThat day, the pork was roasted natural-wood-and-brass uniform and expect style beef and bacon blend patties from in Missoula, Mont.’s Big Sky Moose Drool— Porterhouse Market, mixed with the juices of bold culinary visions to lurk within will likely the beer used rotates with the taps—and be let down. While the food is deﬁnitely a step dressed up with a house-made slaw. Both were the canned, chopped green chilies and olives up from other pub grub, it’s still ﬁrmly rooted it was topped with. The burger had a richer fairly wet, and the bun from Gaston’s Bakery in the middle ground between Sixth and Eighth sadly disintegrated. The barbecue sauce on the ﬂavor than the frozen sort that sports pubs streets, culinarily speaking. pulled pork had a spicy tang to it, but between typically serve, but The Taphouse got the
NEWS/FOOD Dutch oven meals Thursdays through Saturdays, beginning Oct. 4. “I have teamed up with a couple that their profession or expertise is Dutch-oven cooking,” said Anderson. “We’re going to create an outdoor CasaBlanca, the newly opened, family operated eatery at 5506 W. kitchen on the outside of the log cabin sun room that we have, and Overland Road in Boise, employs two transplanted moms who cook we’re going to do all our cooking through the winter out there.” Cuban recipes handed down through the generations. Anderson decided to go the Dutch-oven dinner route in lieu of install“The cooks are my mom and mother-in-law. It’s cooking just like back ing a full kitchen. home,” said owner Karina Soteras. “It’s authentic, and it’s the ﬁrst “I have a Walmart grill that I work off of. I have a three-rack oven. Cuban restaurant in the valley.” I don’t have a professional kitchen, nor CasaBlanca serves up rustic fare ﬁlled do I have $50,000 to make one,” Anderwith Spanish and African inﬂuences. You’ll son said. ﬁnd tostones (fried green plantains, $2) Anderson explained that standard and yucca con mojo criollo (yucca with dinner options will include ribs, baked creole garlic sauce, $3.50) on the menu, chicken and prime rib, along with rotating along with the traditional Latino exports specials like beef stroganoff, chicken caclike ﬂan and rice pudding. ciatore and fresh ﬁsh. “The other name for the restaurant is “It’s going to be all-inclusive, from Blue ‘Mom’s Kitchen.’ People say it’s just like Moose’s signature salad and soup to eating at home.” the dinner to the cobbler, homemade ice For more info, call 208-331-2370. cream,” said Anderson. Moving from Cuban food to campAs of now, Anderson plans to ing fare, Eagle’s quaint neighborhood make the Dutch oven dinners by reser vasandwich shop, Blue Moose Cafe, will be tion only. For more information, visit venturing into new culinary territory this thebluemoosecafe.net. winter. Owner Marcy Anderson is expandHere’s looking at you, Casablanca. —Carissa Wolf and Tara Morgan ing the cafe’s offerings to include pre-ﬁxe
CASABLANCA GOES CUBAN AND BLUE MOOSE GOES DUTCH
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IT’S EASY BEING GREEN WITH VINHO VERDE If you like your wines round and ripe, or with a touch of sweetness, you can stop reading now. Vinho verde, which literally means “green wine,” is lean, lively and oh-so-crisp, with a touch of sparkle from residual CO2. The style originated in the Minho province of northern Portugal, with a recorded winemaking history dating back to the ninth century. The modern day borders were delineated ﬁrst in 1908, and the grapes for white vinho verde are all indigenous varieties, including loureiro, arinto, avesso, azul and trajadura. Many growers there use a unique system of vine trellising, training them to grow up trees and even telephone poles, so they can plant other crops below. Grape harvesting requires a ladder. Here are three Vinho Verde options that make for a great match during the dog days of summer: BROADBENT VINHO VERDE, $8.99 The aromas in this wine are an intriguing mix of sweet citrus, clover and spring greens. You get a bit of a tingle on the tongue from the light-but-persistent ﬁzz. Sweet melon and tangerine ﬂavors play against bright lemon and lime. This is a charming wine that’s lean and lively but not austere. FAMEGA VINHO VERDE, $8.99 This pick offers a surprisingly complex array of aromas, including melon, lime, lavender, grass and brine. There’s not much in the way of bubbles, but it’s a zesty wine nonetheless, with crisp grapefruit ﬂavors. The ﬁnish lingers nicely and is a combo of sweet tropical fruit and racy citrus, with an intriguing hint of coconut. PRAIA VINHO VERDE, $11.99 The subtle-but-lively aromas in this wine are marked by soft lime, quince, fresh-cut grass and a touch of mineral. This pick has a light bit of spritz that fades quickly, but the sassy citrus ﬂavors provide a refreshing crispness. The tangy ﬁnish is balanced by a fruit-ﬁlled ripeness, making for a very approachable style. —David Kirkpatrick
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BW IN DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA WINDSTREAM HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, an Idaho Nonproﬁt Corporation, Plaintiff, v. CRAIG MARTIN, an individual, Defendant. Case No. CV OC 1210263 SUMMONS NOTICE: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED BY THE ABOVE-NAMED PLAINTIFF. THE COURT MAY ENTER JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE UNLESS YOU RESPOND WITHIN 20 DAYS. READ THE INFORMATION BELOW. TO: DEFENDANT, CRAIG MARTIN You are hereby notiﬁed that in order to defend this lawsuit, an appropriate written response must be ﬁled with the above designated court within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons on you. If you fail to so respond, the court may enter judgment against you as demanded by Plaintiff in the Complaint. A copy of the Complaint is served with this Summons. If you wish to seek the advice or representation by an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be ﬁled in time and other legal rights protected. An appropriate written response requires compliance with Rule 10(a)(1) and other Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure and shall also include: 1. The title and number of case. 2. If your response is an Answer to the Complaint, it must contain admissions or denials of the separate allegations of the Complaint and other defenses you may claim. 3. Your signature, mailing address, and telephone number or the signature, mailing address, and telephone number of your attorney. 4. Proof of mailing or delivery of a copy of your response to Plaintiff’s attorney, as designated above. To determine whether you must pay a ﬁling fee with your response, contact the clerk of the above-named court. DATED this 06 day of June, 2012. CHRISTOPHER D. RICH CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By Jeri Heaton Deputy Clerk Pub. July 25, August 1, 8 &15, 2012. SUMMONS CASE NO.CVOC1108168 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA PALOUSE SUB. TOWNHOUSES, INC. (THE), a Idaho Nonproﬁt Corporation, Plaintiff -vs- GENEVIEVE A. EVANS, an individual, Defendant. NOTICE YOU HAVE BEEN SUED BY THE ABOVE-NAMES PLAINTIFF. THE COURT MAY ENTER JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE UNLESS YOU RESPOND WITHIN 20 DAYS READ THE INFORMATION BELOW. TO: DEFENDANT, GENEVIEVE A. EVANS You are hereby notiﬁed that in order to defend the lawsuit, an appropriate written response must be ﬁled with the above designated court within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons on you.
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY If you fail to so respond, the court may enter judgment against you as demanded by Plaintiff’s the Complaint. A copy of the Complaint is served with this Summons, If you wish to seek the advice or representation by an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be ﬁled in time and other legal rights protected. An appropriate written response requires with Rule 10(a) (1) and other Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure and shall also include: 1. The title and number of the case. 2. If your response is an Answer to the Complaint, it must contain admissions or denials of the separate allegations of the Complaint and other defenses you may claim. 3. Your signature, mailing address, and telephone number or the signature, mailing address, and telephone number of your attorney. 4. Proof of mailing or delivery of a copy of your response to Plaintiff’s attorney, as designated above. To determine whether you must pay a ﬁling fee with your response, contact the clerk of the above-named court. DATED this 27th day of April, 2011. Christopher D. Rich, Clerk of the District Court, by Patricia A. Dwonch, Deputy Clerk Shane O. Bengoechea, ISB#2945, BENGOECHEA LAW OFFICE, PLLC, 671 E. Riverpark Ln., Suite 120, Boise, ID 83706, Tel: 208-424-8332, Attorney for Plaintiff Pub. July 25, August 1, 8, & 15, 2012. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: Victor Raul Olivarez Case No. CV NC 1211312 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Minor) A Petition to change the name of Victor Raul Olivarez, a minor, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been ﬁled in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Victor Raul Vasquez. The reason for the change in name is: I want my children to have the same last name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on Sept. 6, 2012 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be ﬁled by any person who can show a good reason against the name change. Date Jul 06, 2012 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: DEIRDRE PRICE DEPUTY CLERK Pub. August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2012. SUMMONS Case No. CV-OC 1008026 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA. Noel Jay Whiteley Plaintiff, vs. Shawna Scott, I.S.C.I.; Jacob Sackett, I.S.C.I.; Matt Vallard, I.S.C.I.; Sterling Mathis, I.M.S.I.; Michael Johnson, I.M.S.I., Defendants. Notice you have been sued by the above named Plaintiff, the court may enter judgment against you without further notice unless you respond within 20 days. Read the information below; TO: DEFENDANT, STERLING MATHIS You are hereby notiﬁed that in order to defend the lawsuit, an appropriate written response must be ﬁled with the above designated court, any time after 20 days following the last publication of this summons, the court may enter judg-
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ment against you with out further notice, unless prior to that time you have ﬁled a written response in the proper form, including Case No. CV-OC 1008026. A copy of the complaint is served with this summons. If you wish to seek the advise or representation by an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be ﬁled in time and other legal rights protected. An appropriate written response required with rule 10 (a) (1) and other Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure and shall also include: 1. The title and number of the case, 2. If your response is an answer to the complaint, it must contain admissions or denials of the separate allegations of the complaint and other defenses you may claim, 3. Your signature, mailing address, and telephone number or the signature, mailing address, and telephone number of your attorney, 4. Proof of mailing or delivery of a copy of your response to the plaintiff as designated below. To determine whether you must pay a ﬁling fee with your response, contact the clerk of the above named court. A copy of the summons and complaint can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or Plaintiff listed below. DATED this 16th day of July 2012. Christopher D. Rich, Clerk of the District Court, by Janet L. Ellis ADA County Courthouse, 200 W. Front ST., Boise, IDAHO 83702 Plaintiff Noel Jay Whiteley, 45869 I.S.C.I. 11-A-6-A PO Box 14, Boise IDAHO 83707 Pub. August 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2012. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADA IN RE: GUILLERMO NAVARRO Case No. CV NC 1213055 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) A Petition to change the name of Guillermo Navarro, now residing in the City of Boise, State of Idaho, has been ﬁled in the District Court in Ada County, Idaho. The name will change to Guillermo William Navarro. The reason for the change in name is: I only have a ﬁrst name. I am adding a middle name. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 1:30 o’clock p.m. on September 20, 2012 at the Ada County Courthouse. Objections may be ﬁled by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change. Date: Jul 31 2012 CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT BY: DEIRDRE PRICE Deputy Clerk Pub. August 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2012.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Apollo astronaut Russell Schweickart had a vision of loveliness while flying through outer space in his lunar module. “One of the most beautiful sights is a urine dump at sunset,” he testified. He said it resembles a “spray of sparklers,” as 10 million little ice crystals shoot out into the void at high velocity. As you feed your quest for a lusty life, Aries, I urge you to be as quirky and resourceful as Schweickart. Come up with your own definitions about what’s gorgeous and revelatory. Take epiphanies any way you can get them. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): At the heart of this horoscope is a quote from Maya Angelou. While it may seem schmaltzy, I assure you that its counsel will be essential to your success in the coming weeks. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,” said Angelou. “People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Can you see how valuable this principle might be for you, Taurus? If you hope to get what you desire, you should turn your empathy on full blast. If you’d like to supercharge your vitality, hone your skills as a judge of character. If you want to get the love you think you deserve, be a master at making people feel good in your presence. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The coming week will be prime time to celebrate your eccentricities and cultivate your idiosyncrasies. Do you like ketchup on your bananas? Is heavy metal the music you can best relax to? Do you have a tendency to break out in raucous laughter when people brag about themselves? I really think you should make note of all the qualities that make you odd or unique, and express those qualities with extra intensity. That may grate on some people, but it should have a potent healing effect on you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Here are my questions: Will you thrust your foot across that imaginary line, or will you back away from it, scouting around for an escape route? Will you risk causing a commotion to scratch the itch in your ambition? Or will you shuffle on back to your comfort zone and caress your perfect daydreams? Personally, Cancerian, I’m hoping you will elect to do what’s a bit unsettling. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should. If you make a bold move, make sure you’re not angling to please or impress me—or anyone else, for that matter. Do it as a way to express your respect for yourself—or don’t do it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): When Tchaikovsky wrote the musical score for his famous 1812 Overture, it included 16 cannon shots. Literally. These blasts weren’t supposed to be made by, say, a sledgehammer pounded against a wooden mallet, but rather by the detonation of an actual cannon. As crazy as that is, you’ve got to admire Tchaikovsky’s creative gall. He was going way out of the box, calling on a source of sound no other composer had ever done. In accordance with the astrological omens, I invite you to be inspired by his example. Mess with the rules about how to play in your chosen field.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): One out of every four of us is afraid that we have missed our calling—that we have misread our soul’s code and failed to identify the labor of love that would provide our ultimate fuel for living. If you’re among this deprived group, I have good news: The next six weeks will be an excellent time to fix the problem—to leave the niche where you don’t belong and go off to create a new power spot. If you are among the 75 percent who are confident you’ve found your vocation, the next six weeks will be time to boost your efforts to a higher level.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “And if nothing is repeated in the same way,” said poet Antonio Porchia, “all things are last things.” That’s a good principle to adapt for your own purposes, Virgo. A few weeks from now, I bet you’ll be enmeshed in an orgy of novelty, creating yourself from scratch and exploring experiences you’ve never heard of before. But in the meantime, as you bring this cycle to a close, be equally inventive about how you finish things off. Don’t imitate the approach you used in tying up loose ends in the past. Nothing repeated. All things last things.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You can take this as a metaphor if you like, but I’m getting a psychic impression that you will soon be drawing on the energy of one of your past lives. Will it be a 13th-century Chinese lute player or a kitchen maid from 15th-century France? Will you be high on the vitality you had when you were a Yoruba priest living in West Africa 300 years ago or when you were a 16th-century Guarani herbalist in what’s now Paraguay? I invite you to play with fantasies like these, even if you don’t believe they’re literally true. You’ll be surprised at the boost you get from imagining yourself in a different body and era.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): All of us feel bad sometimes—sad, discouraged, helpless, unloved and all the rest. It’s a natural part of being human. Here’s the good news: I am not predicting you will go through a phase like that anytime soon. Here’s the even better news: The coming week will be an excellent time to come up with effective strategies for what to do in the future when you go through a rough period. For example, instead of wallowing in self-pity or berating yourself for your weakness, maybe you can resolve, next time, to amble aimlessly out in nature, dance to cathartic music for three hours, or go to the gym and smack around a punching bag.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Italian mattress company Sogniflex has created a bed with features designed to facilitate love-making. It has straps and handles, plus a trench that helps you get better traction. The extrastrong springs produce an exceptional bouncing action. You might consider buying one for yourself. The astrological omens suggest it’s time to play with more intensity in the intimate clinches. You could also try to: Upgrade your licking and sucking skills. Cultivate your ability to listen receptively. Deepen your sincere appreciation for what’s beautiful about anyone you’re attracted to. Make yourself even more lovable than you already are.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): When a domesticated weasel captures some treasure or beats out a competitor for food, it performs a celebratory dance that’s referred to as the “weasel war dance.” During this triumphant display, it might hiss, arch its back, fluff out its tail, and hop around madly. I encourage you to come up with your own private version of this ritual, Scorpio. It can be more dignified if you like: snapping your fingers, singing a magical phrase, or raising your arms in a V-for-victory gesture. Whatever you choose, do it after every accomplishment, no matter how small: buying groceries, arriving at an appointment on time, getting a good new idea, or any other success.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): My $10-an-hour counsel only requires a few seconds to deliver. Here it is: “Never try to be someone you’re not. Discover what you were made for, and do it with all of your passionate intensity.” On the other hand, Pisces, my $100-a-minute wisdom is more complicated, subtle and hard to impart in less than an hour of storytelling. Here’s a hint of it: There are times when you can get interesting results by experimenting with being something you’re not. Going against the flow of your customary tendencies might tweak you in just the right way— giving you an exotic grace and wild depth when you ultimately return to the path you were born to tread.
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